HF: Haiku’d They Be Home?

Or, “What Goes Through a Four-Year-Old’s Mind: The Quintessential Statement and Question”.

Haiku Friday He whined begged all day
“Can I go play with Tristan?”
“She’s not home right now–”

He doesn’t believe
I relent and send him off
“Fine, off you go then”

One stipulation:
“If she’s not there, come right back”
He said, “I will, Mum”

Watched him walk over
Her house is across the street
Further than you’d think

I waited to see
Ha! I knew she wasn’t there!
Watched him walk down drive

Then he stopped and spun
Doubled back, walked through the gate
Yard, he was headed

Slipped on my flip flops
Beats me what he was up to
I had to see this

Walked all the way there
“Ian, what were you doing?
Come on, she’s not home…”

Eyes popped then heart jumped:
“I went through the doggy door”
My son, the crim’nal

I put the fear of death into him. By chance the phone rang when we got back. He said, “who was it Mummy?” “The POLICE!” I said curtly, trying not to smirk. Then we had a chat about social integrity (believing when people aren’t home because they don’t answer the door and you shouldn’t go check, just to make sure), criminal behaviour and house casing. He won’t be doing that again. I hope.


18 responses to “HF: Haiku’d They Be Home?

  1. This is a cute excerpt from a child’s world. What fun!

  2. Ah, yes, nip THAT in the bud before you wind up with a collection of street signs in your garage that you’ll NEVER be able to explain to an officer of the law.

  3. Hee hee…he has ingenuity, that’s for sure! 🙂

  4. That is hillarious!! (Sorry…I won’t let Ian see me laughing).

  5. Oh, my! What a creative mind at work! You din’t do so bad yer self.

  6. Oh my gosh, that’s hilarious!! And the timing of the phone call – too perfect! Hahahaha, thanks for the giggles today!

  7. LOL!! Well that’s one way to learn your social graces. 🙂 Nice ‘ku!

  8. ROTFL! You have to give him credit for thinking outside the box. 😉

  9. HAHAH! That’s so great S! The little felon you’ve got there. The doggy door? Such a boy thing, no?

    And, I’m still happy about my arse love.

  10. Oh my goodness! What a brave and self-confident little guy. Good luck to you!

  11. He’s a resourceful fellow, eh?

    Good thinkin telling him it was the Police.

    Any chance he saw Ferris Bueller’s Day Off recently? 😉

  12. I’m still trying to teach mine that it isn’t nice to peep under bathroom stalls.

  13. Very cute post. I’ll bet he learned his lesson. What a brave soul he is!

  14. LOL!!! Now you’ve made me wary of ever having a doggy door.

  15. I laughed my head off, especially when you told him the police called.

  16. very amusing story! what a clever boy – and a quick-thinking mom!

  17. What a clever little boy. 🙂

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